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By the numbers


Jobs are not just about salary. A cool job also includes a good working environment, low stress and less physical demands. And, of course, such a job should be available! Using all these criteria, CareerCast, a job opportunities website in the US, has been carrying out national surveys for the past 12 years. The chart on the left lists their top 10 jobs for 2011. Notice something? In the top five jobs, three are directly based on maths skills and the two computer-related jobs also require knowledge of maths. Also, the highest paying job among the top 10 is that of a mathematician, at $97, 178 per year.

"The key reason for maths jobs ranking highest is the significant shortage of maths professionals to fill jobs in North America, which means salaries for them are higher than usual, " says Tony Lee, publisher of CareerCast. He tells TOI-Crest that professionals working in maths-related fields have greater chances of finding jobs than any other professions measured by CareerCast.

According to the US government's Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average annual pay in the US in $44, 410. The highest paying job was that of surgeons, fetching a whopping average income of $225, 390 per year. But that's a highly stressful job, and not very exciting hiring prospects.

1. Software Engineer 87, 140

2. Mathematician 97, 178

3. Actuary 87, 204

4. Statistician 73, 208

5. Computer Systems Analyst 77, 153

6. Meteorologist 85, 210

7. Biologist 74, 210

8. Historian 63, 208

9. Audiologist 63, 144

10. Dental Hygienist 67, 107

Figures are average annual income in $

Reader's opinion (1)

Sayan MitraJan 11th, 2012 at 10:29 AM

Marine Superintendent (Engineer): US$87,000

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